A community-wide food drive is scheduled June 21 through July 12 to help fill the shelves of the Interfaith Community Services Food Bank.
"Often times the summer months are when we see our food supplies drop dramatically," said Bonnie Kampa, executive director of ICS. "The demand for food has doubled since September, so we're really concerned about what we might face this summer."
Donations of non-perishable food or cash donations are being collected at the ICS office, 2820 W. Ina Road, until Feb. 12. They may also be brought to the "Freedom Concert" on Sunday, July 12, at CDO Baptist Church, 9200 N. Oracle Road. Members of Rural Metro Fire Department are helping collect food items and cash donations at the concert.
The "Freedom Concert" begins at 4 p.m. that Sunday and features Dustin Jones, classical guitarist. A special offering will be taken to support the mission of ICS. Immediately following the concert, there is a free ice cream social. Team members from Best Buy at Oro Valley Marketplace are also volunteering at the event.
Interfaith Community Services is a nonprofit, volunteer-based organization that connects faith communities and volunteers in helping seniors, disabled individuals and people in financial crisis achieve stable and independent lives. Programs include a food bank, emergency financial assistance, caregiving services, mobile meals and health advocacy.
For more information about the "Freedom from Hunger" event or to learn more about ICS, contact Monnie Applegate at 297-2738, ext. 222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.